During my internship experience at Sirius XM I have been fully immersed in the world of satellite radio, working with various channels, such as Diplo Radio, Insomniac, Soul Town and The Groove, which are integral to the overall success of the company. After applying to the program for several years, I was so excited to finally be a part of such a great team. My mentor Rawle was extremely helpful and integral in ensuring that I felt a part of this team. He led by example and granted the permission to complete tasks and improve on audio editing skills, programming, and communication across various departments.
This internship went by so quickly, but I learned so much during my 12 weeks here. Everyone on staff was extremely helpful in making sure that I learned as much as possible. My favorite part of the internship was sitting in on an interview with Grammy-winning producer and songwriter David Porter. My experiences at Sirius gave me the knowledge to enter the world of radio in any capacity.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to
have worked alongside SiriusXM’s Desktop Support team. As a graduating senior
at Baruch College, the internship further supplemented my knowledge of the IT
field through mentorship and hands-on experience. My mentor, Robin,
acknowledged that I will be amongst intense competition when applying to jobs
post-graduation and made sure that I was able to get extensive yet in-depth experience
in all areas of desktop support.
SiriusXM is filled with amazing people who do incredible
things. Being in Desktop Support, I was able to meet and communicate with
employees of all levels who were all so very kind. Working alongside Robin,
Arnold, Nicholas, Robert and Yvon allowed me to absorb knowledge amongst a team
of diverse and seasoned IT support technicians. During my internship I took
part in critical projects and resolved various tickets/incidents. ServiceDesk
tasks that were assigned to me covered the following areas: profile storage
issues, workstation setups, new hire laptop configuration, asset management, hardware/software
troubleshooting and installations, migrations, desk moves, IP phone
configuration, WebEx (Cisco TelePresence) and Zoom (Cisco Sparkboard) meeting
setups, conference room setups, Active Directory, SCCM, Jabber, VPN, battery
replacements, and communicating with outside vendors when necessary.
These last few months as a Desktop Support
Intern at SiriusXM has prepared me for a career upon graduation. My experience
has prepared me for an overall IT support role and has strengthened my
leadership and project management skills. A huge thanks my mentor Robin and the
entire HR team for considering my application and the easy onboarding process
(Alison, Kristina, and Janeire). I would not have wanted to spend my last
Thank you, SiriusXM!
My time at SiriusXM has been
nothing short of amazing. I interned for the Music Programming Department,
specifically for the Latin Channels this semester. I learned a lot about
activating music and scheduling music/shows for the channels. I was able to
complete research projects on numerous artist, which taught me about all the
work that goes into interviewing an artist and having them perform. My manager,
Israel, was always there to help me with any questions I had and made sure that
I got a full experience in regards to hands-on music projects.
The duration of the internship
goes by quickly but everyone on the team made sure that I was meeting my goals,
and they were always willing to teach me something new. My favorite part of the
internship was being able to go to the studio and record a segment for the
Aguila channel. I got to see how the recording process works and what it feels
like to be interviewed. Hearing myself on the app later that night was the coolest
experience. Everyone here loves what they do and are happy doing it which made
the experience that much more fun!
Interning at SiriusXM has been a
one-of-a-kind experience. As an intern here you don’t get coffee or take out
the trash, you do real work that ends up on air. It is so refreshing to intern
for a company where people not only trust you to do good work, but treat you
with real respect. Everyone has their internship horror stories, so I feel truly
blessed to have interned at a place like SiriusXM.
Three times a week I commute an
hour and a half to be here, and every second has been more than worth it. I’ve
learned about everything from radio jargon to mixing voice tracks, and not once
have I been afraid to ask questions or for guidance. Every day I have the
opportunity to be creative, to practice my skills, and to learn something new.
If you’re thinking about
applying to SiriusXM, I encourage you to do so. The amazing thing about
interning here is the incredible diversity – everyone comes from different
backgrounds, with different levels of experience, from all kinds of different
fields. I’ve never once felt out of place. Even though I’ve learned all kinds
of technical skills here, by far the most important skill I’ve gained is real
confidence in what I do. After having an internship experience where people
trust me to do real, important work, I feel so much more confident in what I‘m
capable of, which is truly priceless.
I worked at SiriusXM for two semesters in programming. I learned more than I could ever imagine. This internship was hands on, it was rigorous, and it was really fun. Each day that I came into the office I knew I could expect something new. Whether it was coming in and seeing some of my favorite celebrities in the lobby, listening in on interviews, or catching up with the latest news I was constantly engaged.
This is the type of job where the time flies. Often I will look at the clock and it will be time for me to go! My boss was always super accommodating with me and understanding when something came up or I needed her help. As you can imagine over the 2 semesters I got really close with my team. SiriusXM will always be a place I will cherish as I delve further into the workforce. I didn’t feel like I was just an intern, I really felt part of the family and for that I will always be grateful.